Jump to content

I lost my best friend yesterday. Rest in peace Chad Marshall


Squatcher
 Share

Recommended Posts

Met Chad on one of his first GD.com trips, He was on a quad....... That was not a good fit for sure.  Before I knew it he had a car and was running with the big dogs.  It was at the Compound I spoke with him last I was working on my trailer, laying in the sand fixing something. I walked on by and waved.  He returned a few minutes later just as I finished up and handed my a bundle of surgical covers. Said here keep these around so you don't have to lay down in the sand.  

RIP Chad.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Forum Moderator

Thanks guys keep the memories coming.  If you got pics post them up.  I will get the link to his wife so she can see how loved he was.  I am still at a total loss today. Thanks for all the stories just making me cry more but that is good.  That pic that Stugots posted was of MY 50 birthday and I realized then how lucky I was to have so many good friends to be with me and how loved I am by my friends.  I sure wish Chad could see how many people loved him and how highly people thought of him by just meeting him a few times.  Never meet anyone that said a bad word about him because there wasn't one reason from them to.  He was my first Buddy to go duning with and I have stories beyond stories of the things we did together. I had three of these knives made. I have one, Chad had one, and my other brother Randy has the last one.

IMG_20210915_103226.jpg

Edited by Squatcher
  • Like 7
  • Sad 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Man I met Chad And Paul out in the dunes probably around 12-15 years ago and man we had a blast ripping the dunes up.  We would  go on some long all day rides packing lunches and would dune tell we got hungry then ate and dunes some more.  Chad was an awesome guy. You will be missed my friend. 

9650E220-882D-449F-B848-9ACDE131B871.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm in shock! You never expect someone you know to die so unexpectedly! He was a great guy! So sorry for your loss Squatcher!

RIP Chad, you will be missed!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am at a total loss for words here. Chad was a 200 Plus pound HEART of GOLD. You could not ask for a better friend in the world. We met in the compound over 15 years ago and have been thru some crazy stuff together. Chad was one of what I call the 5 (Simply put....when the chips are down you can count your real friends on one hand........call him in the middle of the night from a jail cell in El Savador and the only thing hed want was the GPS coordinates. Hed be on the next plane getting you out of trouble at any cost)

The last few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster while Chad fought for his life. He has been on my mind 24/7 and getting to talk over facetime talking about CLARITY on what really mattered in life was a new lease on life. My wife and I went to see him on Thursday but we just missed him b4 the NO VISITORS crap. We got to see his ANGEL of a wife Misty and spend time with her. She is a rock! They were perfect for each other. My heart goes out to her at this difficult time. She Really LOVED him!

My kids have become very close to Chad and Misty over the years and we always stayed with them when my sons were at Vegas Lacrosse tournaments. The boys NEVER wanted to stay in the team hotel....instead they always wanted to hang out with Chad and Misty...head to Hammers for Burgers then back to the hot tub and house to play with Mo and Maggie their dogs.

Chad, you were an inspiration to all of us and a friend I will NEVER FORGET. The memories we shared throughout the years are etched in my brain like they are happening right now. I think of some of the shanagians and great times and start laughing to myself. You will be missed by everyones life you touched.

Godspeed Buddy. I hope you are drinking a cold one by the Campfire in the Dunes of Heaven in the sky waiting to go for a ride once we meet again. I LOVE YOU BUDDY ! I will NEVER FORGET the times our families shared. There is a giant hole in my heart. RIP HOTRNHELL Chad Marshall!

:poule:

 

7C47389B-D712-4346-B0A3-267B06C49521.jpeg

21726C04-4083-48BF-A5B5-6D694DB5ECBA.jpeg

B0E3399C-9220-4300-A479-4F18C1B70C87.jpeg

Edited by Poule43
  • Like 6
  • Sad 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

F@cking sucks!


Covid is hitting everyone differently.  It is like Russian roulette; you just don't know.

One of my employees (25) tested positive Monday.  He test negative today.  You just don't know!

Live life to the fullest every day.

I have a conference in Vegas next month and although I'm not a religious man, I'm finding myself praying to God that I don't get infected.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Chad, my friend, I'm searching for words.

Everything said about him is spot on! I feel bad because it had been too many years since I had seen him. He got out of the glamis thing and that was when I would see him except for the bonsai  run with Poule to LV to deliver atc70's then crashing at Chads.

I have been talking with Chad for the last 3 weeks about his recovery. I haven't posted this but I was recovering from Covid as well. We were on the same road but I was a mile ahead of him. We talked about getting together when we were both well enough, going fishing and celebrating. Squatcher hooked up my wife with Chads while I was in the hospital. They supported each other even though they had never met. That's the kind of guy Chad was, he attracted a like minded, sweet, loving Lady for a wife.

Though it had been years since I had seen you Chad we picked up right where we left it last time I saw you. Thank you for the support you gave me even though you were fighting your own and much worse battle. We'll be here to support Misty in any way we can.

Love you Brother

Godspeed

  • Like 7
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was fortunate to camp and dune with Chad over the years. Camp was always a better place with him in it. He is definitely a person that will be missed but never forgotten. It was my honor to know him, RIP 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I found this clip Chad took back in 2010 of my sons first time driving the sand car at 10 years old! I still remember it like yesterday....... Cool to hear his voice narrating the entire event

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Poule43
  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

Shout Box

Shout Box

You don't have permission to chat.
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...

    Important Information

    Terms of Use Privacy Policy